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Consolidated school debt-sharing bill heads to gov.

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A bill creating a countywide taxing authority that utilizes debt sharing between residents of the former Oktibbeha County School District and former Starkville School District on July 1 now awaits Gov. Phil Bryant's approval.


Special US House election field grows to 11

Posted yesterday in Area

The field of qualified candidates for north Mississippi's vacant U.S. House seat has grown to 11. The deadline for qualification is today.


Man arrested after close call with school bus

Posted 3/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested a man after he allegedly passed a stopped school bus and nearly struck a child in the Sand Hill area Monday.


Weeks posts bond after extradition

Posted 3/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tessa Weeks, 36, of 953 Andrew Road, is free on bail after her extradition to Mississippi, but the Oktibbeha County resident still faces a charge stemming from a weekend homicide.


MSU's Autism Clinic wins Restaurant Week's grand prize

Posted 3/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic was the top charity vote getter in this year's Starkville Restaurant Week and won a $5,000 cash donation Tuesday.


LINK abandons proposed area for Innovation District

Posted 3/24/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Golden Triangle Development LINK is no longer considering a 326-acre Starkville site for a $10 million industrial park after studies indicated an additional $2 million and 18 months of work would be needed to make the area shovel-ready for investments.


Starkville murder suspect, victim 'knew each other'

Posted 3/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two deadly shootings occurring less than 24 hours apart bookended a multi-state manhunt Saturday. Few details have emerged since an Oktibbeha County homicide led to the death of the primary suspect and the arrest of an alleged accomplice, but Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney said both the alleged shooter and victim knew each other.


Issues, effort hampering Starkville Restaurant Week voting

Posted 3/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A number of issues with how participating Starkville Restaurant Week diners are providing and displaying charity ballots prompted organizers to say this year's total vote count could be lower than in 2014.


Final Unity Park plaque ready for dedication

Posted 3/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A final plaque dedication ceremony will honor famed civil rights pioneer Fannie Lou Hamer 10:30 a.m. Monday at Unity Park.


Oktibbeha murder suspect found dead in Tenn.

Posted 3/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man allegedly connected to a Saturday homicide, kidnapping and burglary of a dwelling was found dead in Tennessee.


Jones sentenced to life for role in 2012 MSU murder

Posted 3/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Circuit Judge Lee Howard sentenced Mason Perry Jones to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.


Starkville restaurant tax bill clears House hurdle

Posted 3/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Miss. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill renewing Starkville's 2 percent food and beverage tax through 2018 this week.


Aldermen narrow potential fire chief list to 5

Posted 3/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Five applicants, including three internal Starkville Fire Department employees, will interview March 30 for the city's vacant fire chief position.


Wynn, Wiseman tangle over work ethic

Posted 3/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 3 Alderman David Little and Ward 5 Alderman Scott Maynard distanced themselves from Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn after the first-term representative accused Mayor Parker Wiseman of maintaining a minor day-to-day role as Starkville's chief executive.


Ethics Commission dismisses 2014 complaint against Starkville aldermen

Posted 3/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Ethics Commission dismissed a 2014 Open Meetings Act complaint against Starkville aldermen that alleged impropriety with an earlier school board vote.


Supes move forward with industrial development bond

Posted 3/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors approved two resolutions that continue a joint city-county process that will fund a new industrial park near the Highway 25 and Highway 182 intersection.


Aldermen, employee pay raises up for discussion

Posted 3/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen are set to vote today on pay raises for their own positions and for city employees.


Sanitation equipment issues plague Starkville

Posted 3/12/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Frequent sanitation equipment failures could force Starkville aldermen to once again broach a residential rate increase after the board failed to raise monthly charges by $1.50 on Feb. 17.


Wet, cool weather hampering pothole patching

Posted 3/12/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The year's wet weather and cooler temperatures have not only caused numerous potholes to form in Starkville's roads, but also prevented city workers from acquiring the materials needed to fix the infrastructure issues.


Legislators file renewals for Starkville's restaurant tax

Posted 3/11/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two bills extending Starkville's 2 percent food and beverage tax are heading to their respective Miss. House and Senate local and private committees for discussion.



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